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Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:04 am
 
A. Haynesworth and C. Ochocinco restructured their contracts with New England (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Aside from the big news that Patriots G Logan Mankins signed a six-year deal with his team, there was other important contract reports emanating out of New England on Wednesday.

Namely, that potentially high-impact (but certainly high-ego) players restructured their contracts in order to help the team save some cap money.

That’s the word from ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss, who writes that DL Albert Haynesworth and WR Chad Ochocinco signed news contract that will pay them less this year and more in 2012 and 2013.

For Haynesworth, he’ll make $1.5 million this season with no guaranteed money, and as Reiss explains, that means the Patriots could cut Haynesworth tomorrow and owe him virtually nothing (this almost assuredly leaves Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gnashing his teeth in frustration). New England will pay him a base salary of $6.7 million (with another $500,000 in bonuses) for 2012.

In Ochocinco’s case, the team will pay him $2.5 million this season (that’s a base salary, plus a roster bonus), and if he sticks around, the Patriots would pay him a combined $9 million for 2012-13. But the $2.5 million is a cheap price to pay for a man who potentially still has elite skill in his legs and hands but also might be getting old.

And as Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole points out, considering Haynesworth was originally supposed to make a base salary of $7 million and that he still can make significant money with incentives, the Patriots have the best of both worlds.

In order for him to get paid, Haynesworth has to play and play well. As we all know, that simply wasn’t the case in Washington, where he was going to get paid tons of money no matter how much -- or how well -- he played. Not surprisingly, you can say this: advantage Bill Belichick.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:06 am
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals



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Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

1.5 mil with no guaranteed money but a lifetime pass to any, all you can eat seafood buffet on the new england coast



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

Lesson for Shanahan???? Please.. Haynesworth was 100% at fault for his behavior in DC.. The fat slob criminal wouldn't do what anyone asked, begged or pleaded he do...   Shanahan was the Professional in an awful situation that no human should ever be required to deal with... Haynesworth Karma will be for him to fall down and never get up...



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

I'd say it's a complete 180 for Haynesworth
I don't see it the same way.  Certainly it's a positive thing, but it doesn't mean a whole lot.  He has millions of reasons to make that choice.  He's already stolen tens of millions from the Redskins, so it's not like he's hurting for money.  But if he's going to remain in the NFL it makes sense that he'd want to do it with a different reputation than "talented, face-stomping, dirty, lazy, money-stealing Fat Albert".  He was once considered the best DT in the game, and if he can come close to regaining that status he'll make a ton of money somewhere. 
Given the Patriots' operating style, it's hard to see him or Ochocinco playing in NE next year without again restructuring their contracts, and it's hard to picture both of them doing that for 2012.



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

Lesson learned for Shanahan... show a little love and the players will reciprocate.  Players love BB.  Want to play for BB.  Willing to do anything to be a part of the BB team.  But, I still questions if fat albert can prove he's worth 1.5M?



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

Clearly shows that both players have bought into BB way of thinking, and BB has bought into their commitment to playing for a winner. This is good for both sides.



Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Haynesworth, Ochocinco restructure their deals

This post would be the first one to recieve negative stars if such a move were possible...talk sports...keep your filthy skeletons off this message board and put them back in the closet where they belong...Amateur...



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